10 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

10 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Heraklion, Bus to Néa Alikarnassós, Foot to Heraklion, Ferry to Akrotiri
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Akrotiri, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Positano
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Sorrento, Train to Rome, Fly to Dallas/Ft.Worth

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Akrotiri, Greece

— 3 nights

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Visit Kamari Beach and Caldera Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akrotiri: Ancient Thera (in Kamari) and Oia (Sunset in Oia & Amoudi Bay). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Red Beach, do a tasting at Santo Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Akrotiri trip simple and quick.

Dallas, USA to Akrotiri is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in May: highs in Akrotiri hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
On the 7th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach and then kick back and relax at Elia Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Little Venice, then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town vacation planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. In May in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Positano, Italy

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fornillo and Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Duomo di Ravello, &more), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini). There's more to do: tour the water at your own pace with L'Uomo e il Mare.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Positano route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Mykonos Town to Positano in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town to Positano, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.